Saturated blues have been a trending color choice for a while now.
 
However, if you think of navy blue, you won’t think it’s trending; indeed, it’s a classic and always popular. In fact, the color blue is the most popular color around the world and by all cultures.
 
There are many reasons why you might consider saturated blues as a color choice—particularly if you’ve been in the “light and airy” camp for a long time. Why you ask? Here are some reasons:
  • Saturated blues offer richness, warmth, and depth in a room.
  • They’re serene and peaceful creating a soothing environment.
  • Deep blues offer a feeling of warmth in winter and coolness in the summer.
  • In a small space, they impart a womb-like feeling which is comforting.
  • Saturated blues are tranquil colors and maintain a dark richness of tone without becoming overpowering like black might.
  • They pair beautifully with warm-colored wood and warm metals like gold and brass.
  • They’re an excellent companion to neutrals such as gray, white, and marble.
Take a look at these photos and see how saturated blues have been used in various rooms. Also listed are the paint companies and their color names that have used in each space.
 
BLUE NOTE 2129-30 by BENJAMIN MOORE
Transitional Living Room by Dineen Architecture + Design

What makes this especially fresh-looking is all of the white that’s partnered with the rich shade of blue.

 
COMPASS BLUE M QS-54 by BEHR
Transitional Home Office by Custom Design & Construction

The deep blue is used only as an accent wall. Again, there’s a lot of white present. Plus the mirror and the light fixture reflect light that is bounced around the room.

 
HALE NAVY HC-154 by BENJAMIN MOORE
Beach Style Bedroom by Landing Design

Lots of white again and note the warm,light-colored flooring.

 
HAGUE BLUE NO.30 by FARROW & BALL
Transitional Bedroom by Lindsay Pennington Inc.

You just know you’d enjoy sweet dreams in this bedroom. You’d feel like you’re getting a big hug. Notice that white is used on the bedding, wallpaper and window coverings. Also, the mirrored side tables reflect light.

 
DEVINE MACAW by DEVINE PAINTS
Traditional Kitchen by Meriwether Inc

Devine Macaw is used on the cabinetry and millwork in this kitchen. Along with the white and warm honey wide-planked flooring, you would not quickly tire of this combination.

 
DEEP ROYAL 2061-10 by BENJAMIN MOORE
Beach Style Bedroom by Dianne Davant and Associates

Tell me you wouldn’t love to spend time in this living room. The deep blue walls, along with the crisp white furnishings and rug, only enhance the view of the sea outside the window.

 
OLD NAVY 2063-10 by BENJAMIN MOORE
Contemporary Bedroom by Noz Design

Crisp and clean perfectly define this bedroom. This is a favorite saturated blue because even though  a dark color, it still has a lightness to it which is accentuated by the white bedding and window coverings.

 
IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR 1666 by BENJAMIN MOORE
Transitional Bedroom by Martha O'Hara Interiors

It looks cold outside this bedroom window, but warm and cozy inside. Once again, the white that is used keeps the deep blue walls from feeling too dark.

 
AF MYSTERIOUS by BENJAMIN MOORE
Transitional Bathroom by Guggenheim Architecture + Design Studio

If you’re considering trying any of these saturated blues, test it first on a large swath of wall. You need to see it in the space it will be used and in all light, both natural and artificial.

 
As always, it’s only the perfect color if you love it!
 
Until next time…
 
Blessings from my home to yours,
 
Nancy
Dedicated to helping you create spaces that foster happiness and well-being
 
Photos via HOUZZ

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